Los Angeles, the city where people go to follow their dreams, known for its sunshine skies, endless possibilities and of course sprawling neighbourhoods. One of those neighbourhoods is West Hollywood, and out of all the possibilities we think West Hollywood has it all.
West Hollywood is a great destination as for once in Los Angeles it is actually possible to get everywhere on foot – from great shopping, buzzing nightlife and trendy food hot spots.
So here is our 48 guide to everything you need to do about this vibrant and bustling destination.
Where to stay
The Chamberlain Hotel is a retreat, nestled away on a tree-lined street just in between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard. You will find yourself transported to a chic and modern escape. The rooms are spacious and welcoming with separate bedroom and living areas. They are decorated in soft greys and tranquil blues with geometric touches through chequered carpets and patterned cushions. The hotel also has to offer a glamorous pool – the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle just a short walk away.
Red also loves the Kimpton La Peer hotel, a new hotel in town just opening its doors in February 2018. Right in the middle of the Design District It has a modern industrial feel with its gunmetal grey colour scheme, warehouse style windows and minimal design.
What to do
Start your day like the Californian’s do and get in some exercise. SoulCycle is a West Hollywood favourite and the perfect way to get your bloody pumping and maybe even spot a few celebrities.
West Hollywood offers up some of the best shopping around. Melrose Avenue has got you covered from the fashion favourites like Alice and Olivia, Marc Jacobs and Theory to the latest cult Instagram brands like Reformation and Glossier. There are also lots of home design and furniture shops too.
Once you’re finished with a day of shopping it’s time to take in some culture at LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest art museum in western United States and home to more than 100,000 pieces of art. Another cultural destination must see is the Design District, an area defined by intersections of Melrose Avenue, Robertson Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard and filled with innovative art, design, fashion, dining, beauty and more.
For a late night jaunt then the infamous Roxy Theatre is a must. An institution known for its late night rock n roll and show off your dancing moves.
Where to eat and drink
Whether you’re looking for quintessential American goodness with burgers and fries or the latest vegan hot spot then West Hollywood has it all. Gracias Madre is a cool and vibrant vegan eatery that we cannot recommend enough there were kombucha cocktails and tasty bites from french toast to enchiladas so good you would’ve even know they were vegan. West Hollywood is filled with restaurants and cuisines from all over the world from Night Market for Thai street food to Peruvian must Rosaliné – perfect for exotic cocktails and ceviche.
After you can’t eat anymore why not stumble up to glamorous rooftop E.P & L.P for late night drinks and panoramic views of L.A.